Press Materials For 'For Dummies UK Roadshow'


For Dummies, the reference brand with the mantra to “make everything easier” will tour six cities throughout the UK over half term to host workshops based on some of the most popular books in the range. The roadshow marks 20 years of the iconic yellow-and-black brand and 200 million global book sales.

A For Dummies bus filled with some of the UK’s favourite For Dummies books will visit the city centres of Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Portsmouth. In each city, three interactive workshops based on the books will be led by local experts and For Dummies authors, showing residents and visitors top tips and tricks to navigate new topics and giving them the chance to get hands-on with a new hobby. Many of the workshops are family friendly for all ages to get involved with and participants can turn up on the day to take part. iPads and Kindles will be on display in the For Dummies bus offering the chance to see e-books in action.

EDINBURGH – Castle Street – Thursday 20th October

10:00am – 12:00pm         Photography For Dummies

12:30pm – 2:30pm           Learning Spanish For Dummies

3:00pm – 5:00pm             DJ-ing For Dummies

NEWCASTLE – Grainger Street– Saturday 22nd October

10:00am – 12:00pm         Social Networking For Dummies

12:30pm – 2:30pm           Football For Dummies

3:00pm – 5:00pm             Fashion For Dummies

MANCHESTER – Piccadilly – Monday 24th October

10:00am – 12:00pm         Green Living For Dummies

12:30pm – 2:30pm           Flirting For Dummies

3:00pm – 5:00pm             Origami For Dummies

 BIRMINGHAM – Victoria Square – Tuesday 25th October

10:00am – 12:00pm         Fitness For Dummies

12:30pm – 2:30pm           British Sign Language For Dummies

3:00pm – 5:00pm             Guitar For Dummies

BRISTOL – Central Promenade – Friday 28th October

10:00am – 12:00pm         Keeping Chickens For Dummies

12:30pm – 2:30pm           Diagnosing Your Health Symptoms For Dummies

3:00pm – 5:00pm             Beekeeping For Dummies

PORTSMOUTH – Guildhall Square – Saturday 29th October

10:00am – 12:00pm         Mindfulness For Dummies

12:30pm – 2:30pm           Gadgets For Dummies

3:00pm – 5:00pm             Ukulele For Dummies

Participants at the sessions will receive a £5 voucher redeemable against any For Dummies book at any branch of WHSmith.